Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

The Devils

By John Whiting Based on a book by Aldous Huxley Directed by Nick Mouton Presented by Sedos at the Bridewell Theatre on 18 March 2015 Father Urbain Grandier is a young, educated, charming priest. People are drawn from around the country … Continue reading

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The Broken Heart

By John Ford Directed by Caroline Steinbeis Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 17 March 2015 The lifeless trunk shall wed the broken heart. The scene is ancient Sparta and the loving couple Penthea and Orgilus are … Continue reading

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The Cutting of the Cloth

By Michael Hastings Directed by Tricia Thorns Presented by Two’s Company at the Southwark Playhouse on 13 March 2015 The work-room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish-born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the … Continue reading

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The Dead Shepherd

By Robert Pope and Ian Dixon-Potter Directed by Linda Miller at the White Bear Theatre on 12 March 2015 1615: A reclusive former playwright, mysteriously retired at the height of his powers, recounts a harrowing tale to the daughter of his … Continue reading

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A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

By Thomas Middleton Directed by Jenny Eastop Presented by Mercurius at the Rose Playhouse on 3 March 2015 Arguably Thomas Middleton’s best known comedy, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside takes a satirical look at the forlorn attempts of London’s new middle … Continue reading

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The Shoemaker’s Holiday

By Thomas Dekker Directed by Phillip Breen Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 28 February 2015 Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley but it’s not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren’t supposed to … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare Directed by James Farrell and Emma Sampson Presented by the HandleBards at the Vault Festival on 22 February 2015 When two sets of estranged twins find themselves in the same city, unbeknownst to each other, confusion and chaos … Continue reading

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Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie

By Alan Alda Directed by Mark Giesser Presented by Alces Productions at the Tabard Theatre on 18 February 2015 In the intellectual and creative ferment of early 20th-century Paris, Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, struggle through endless hours of physically … Continue reading

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The Last of the De Mullins

By St John Hankin Directed by Joshua Stamp-Simon Presented by Stephen McGill & Joel Marvin in association with the Jermyn Street Theatre on 16 February 2015 It is 1908, society is changing, and the De Mullins are being left behind. Eight … Continue reading

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Othello

By William Shakespeare Directed by Pamela Schermann Presented by Time Zone Theatre at the Rose Playhouse on 15 February 2015 This new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy transfers its themes of jealousy, power and intrigue to the cityscape of today’s modern London. … Continue reading

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